Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Scott’s evasive tactics
Gov. Rick Scott won election on the strength of 30-second TV commericials, while avoiding questions from reporters and contact with editorial boards.
Now he’s conducting 30-minute Twitter and Facebook “town halls” — bypassing the media altogether.
Ducking questions is fine if you’re a private businessman as Scott was before the election. In fact, ducking questions might be in your best interest: Scott, for example, took the Fifth Amendment 75 times during one deposition on a legal matter.
But dodging reporters’ questions is not OK when you’re the governor of a state of 18 million people and you are determined to bring radical change to education, public health care, tax policy and other fundamental aspects of government.
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